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morgan state university have put together a stage for blues performers this weekend. it's both a stage and cafe area made entirely of shipping palettes. the project is particularly exciting, because most of their work never leaves the classroom. once again, artscape kicks off 11:00 this morning and runs through sunday night. it's known as the largest free arts festival in the nation. more than 300,000 people are expected to pour into baltimore for this year's event. >> president barack obama wraps up his two-day campaign swing through florida today, while hit romney will talk to voters in new hampshire. national polls show the candidates in a virtual tie. both camps are engage nag daily war of words. 11 news reporter halley jackson live in our washington bureau with the commitment 2012 report. good morning, halley. >> good morning, manipulatedy. we are taking a look this morning at the accuracy of some of the claims out there, attacks which are valley shaped the tone of this campaign so far. president obama is campaigning in florida, reiterating what's become a familiar attack on his o
championships are going on, morgan state university. though it's fun and games outside, inside the student center is serious business. doctors are checking young athletes for heart conditions that can predispose them to suddenly death. when the heart just stops. >> it's something we think is comprehensive, yet focused. it covers about 80 to 90% of the conditions that could potentially displace them to sudden cardiac arrest. >> her son died from sudden cardiac arrest. now she's spreading the word about early detection. >> and it's just the worst thing in the world to lose a child. and if he had heard him screaming, he still might be here with us. >> there are no risk factors with us. it is genetic and often herreditary. >> reporter: doctors say most people don't show any symptoms. that scares tony allen, whose son angelo is getting tested. >> we're getting him screened just in case. >> reporter: that's why they are having 600 people nationwide get tested to prevent another tragedy. >> it's your child's life. take a minute to do that. >> reporter: andrea fujii, wjz eyewitness news. >> if you
's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a ver
with that story. >> this coming saturday at morgan state university, where thousands of teenagers are competing. they are competing for top prizes, athletes from all over the nation. this event caps off months of training and grueling competition. there is concern that some of these teenagers may have signed of hcm, which can lead to a heart attack. reggie is watching his son compete in the shot put. >> i am from the houston area and taxes. unfortunately, we have heard of athletes falling down and having cardiac arrest are up -- or some other type of heart condition. we understand it is a serious situation. >> dr. theodore abraham will lead a team at the track and field championships to screen teenagers. she says for the most part is hereditary. >> they have no symptoms and they feel great. it is a problem that could manifest itself at any time without warning, which is the scary part of this whole equation. >> hard to believe that somebody can just drop dead. >> i think it is a good idea. it is important to know if it is an issue are not with the individual athletes. >> anything that is heredi
kids don't do nothing during the summer. i will remember it. >> and they work with the morgan state university basketball team. it allows them to reach out to more kids. >> we want for them to see themselves going to college and to have that basic foundation, like this is what is supposed to happen. i am supposed to go to college, you know. it is great for both parties. >> me and my mentor have the perfect kind of friendship. if i need anything, she is there. i can always depend on her. >> the program has been so successful they will plan to expand a program and bring it back every summer. >> that is a great little program. that is all for us at 5:00 p.m. here is what is coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> he advisories are developing. the insta-weather plus straight ahead. >> and the death toll is now at 8 because of the heat wave. >> should power lines be underground? we turned up new information tonight regarding that issue. details just ahead >> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. in hd. >> good evening, everyone. there is no fun in the sun inside the arguing
and they will be at morgan state university. now, pam, tell me about this young lady. >> she is intermediate. she is a sophomore. she will do two individual events, 100 meter hurdles and the long jump. >> is it hard? >> no. >> so you will be competing in the junior olympics. tell me what that is like for you? >> this is -- i have been running since i was in the third grade. i'm excited. i get to do my two favorite events. i am ready to run and jump. >> are you going to win? >> i hope so. >> put you on the spot. >> 100 and 200. >> are you going to win? >> yes, hopefully. >> tell me about this program. what is it that you like coming out with the program. >> i have a lot of fun friends and fun to run track. >> you over here as well. tell me what you will be running. >> i will be running the 4 by 4 and the long jump. >> are you going to win? >> yes. >> definitely, right. >> yes. >> tell me what you like about the program? >> i like to long jump and i like to have fun. >> cool. cool. thank you very much, ladies. you continue to workout and get yourselves ready. tell me about the junior olympics. it w
of miles away from the london olympics, the junior olympic championships are going on at morgan state university. though, it is fun and games outside. inside the student center, it is serious business. doctors are checking young athletes for heart conditions that can predispose them to certain death when the heart just stops. >> it is comprehensive and yet focused and it covers 80 to 90% of the conditions. >> they will have sudden cardiac arrest. >> reporter: his son died from sudden cardiac arrest. now she is spreading the word about early detection. >> it is the worse thing to lose a child. if he had a screening, he still might be here with us. >> reporter: no risk factors and strictly genetic and often hereditary. and most don't show systems. this boy is getting tested. >> just in case. >> reporter: that's why it helped hundreds to get tested to prevent tragedy. >> it is a minute to do that. >> reporter: if you missed yesterday's screening, you can log on to wjz.com for more information. a massive sinkhole continues to wreak havoc in northeast big. they are still without water and
from what i was used to. morgan state university is a black college and university and a really small school so it's something that would be kids what trouble university in your own community and going to georgetown where we had people from not just the united states but all over the world coming and attending the school the very prestigious families. i had a sons and daughters of centers to the two senators, business leaders, business owners and sitting in that room and looking around with every seat filled to capacity i wonder how did i end up in this room with of these people? i knew nothing of what it was to be an indian some. just as much as every other person. i worked hard. i studied. i knew what i wanted to do in terms of helping my communities. and i knew this was one avenue for me to be able to do that. the next three years i've learned a lot from my peers and professors and i took advantage of the ephriam version eight that came across. a new program or something those extra at georgetown i couldn't apply to that. i am a full screen debut work on a participate in the george
that could lead to him being suspended or dismissed from the university. the president of kent state university says all threats are taken very seriously. >>> the man accused of kidnapping and killing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is due in court tomorrow. antolin torres will enter a plea. they say dna evidence links him to the case. the lamar family told us here at ktvu news they do not plan to attend tomorrow's hearing. they remain focused on finding the missing 15-year-old. family members held a fundraiser for the sierra lamar search effort yesterday at the lucky stripe bowling alley in san francisco. sierra's sister and father said the turnout raised their spirits. >> good to be surrounded by all these people that care about the cause. >> we need things to uplift us and these events have been able to do it for us. >> lucky stripe donated all of the fees to the search cause. people bowling also made their own donations. >>> time now 6:07. in syria government forces and the rebels are both claiming victory in the battle for aleppo. i will show you video of nighttime fighting th
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